Buckinghamshire Council’s Chairman Patricia Birchley has awarded Mike Clare for his exceptional service to the local community.
Mike Clare is a local entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist, and Founder and Chairman of the Clare Foundation, a charity that brings together key stakeholders, partners, businesses and charitable organisations to facilitate and create positive change across society in Buckinghamshire. Mike received the Chairman’s Award for his commitment to championing and supporting Buckinghamshire’s voluntary and community sectors.
Paul Jennings, Chairman of the River Chess Association (RCA), also received the Chairman’s Award for his dedication to the conservation of the River Chess and for a life-long commitment to raising awareness of its environmental importance.
Speaking at the awards presentation, Chairman Patricia Birchley said:
“I am delighted to present Chairman’s Awards to Mike Clare and Paul Jennings for their exceptional services to the local community. Their dedication and commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others in Buckinghamshire is truly inspiring. I hope that their work will continue to encourage others to get involved and make a difference in their communities.”
Accepting his award, Mike Clare said:
“I’m proud and honoured to receive the Chairman’s Award. However, it is very much about The Clare Foundation. I’ve seen just how hard our staff, including CEO Martin Gallagher and our fellow trustees have worked over the years to support charities and businesses to help increase the happiness of residents of Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas. Thank you to everyone who has played their part.”